If Venetian dishes, mouth-watering cocktails and romantic interiors sound like your idea of the perfect date night destination, then POLPO should be on your radar. Think cicheti, pasta and seafood with a side of aperitifs and authentic desserts from tiramisu to gelato.
Romantic Restaurants in Brighton
Hot date on the cards? Allow us to introduce our list of the most romantic restaurants in Brighton. It’s a nifty little handbook of options, and it’s here to tell you about cabaret dinner parties, seaside lobster restaurants and candlelit gin palaces all perfectly suited to date night in Brighton. Read on and let us know what you think.
A perfect spot for a romantic date night, head a little off the beaten track and out to this gorgeous Grade-II listed country mansion that offers delicious, locally sourced food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.
With front-row views of the iconic West Pier and a stellar line-up of seafood goods on the menu, The Salt Room is another must try romantic venue in Brighton. This one continues the legacy of its cousin-restaurant The Coal Shed, bringing lobster and meats to your plate in an understated fashion. Spoil your date silly with something from the charcoal grill, stay for a couple of cocktails then go for a romantic stroll along the seafront to finish.
An inviting eatery pairing mahogany stained furniture with low hanging steel lamps, The Coal Shed is one of the leading lights for a steak dinner in Brighton. Pop in for Sunday Lunch to sample their Sharing Roast menu, and return the next day for BYO Monday Club, where loved-up couples match their favourite bottle with something from the extensive menu of steak and seafood wonders.
With oodles of atmosphere this quaint little boozer is a top spot for a romantic dinner in Brighton. The pub has been around for 500 years and still continues to serve some of the most delicious gastro pub food; snuggle in a fairy-lit corner, sip their fine wine selection and prepared to be bowled over.
Glamorous and scintillating, Proud Cabaret offers a date night option filled with great food and dazzling night-time entertainment. The whole production oozes an amorous vibe, with chefs cooking up a three-course menu of seasonal grub and talented burlesque performers strutting their stuff on stage.
If it's something quirky you're after, look no further than The Mesmerist for suits of armour, kitsch decor and an intimate atmosphere. The venue also has a delectable cocktail list as well as serving up delicious dinners - what more could you need?!
It does some of the best brunches in town in their French-styled bistro but it's the supper clubs that win the award for most romantic. Sit on one of the little wooden tables, nibble charcuterie and cheese and try some of the excellent wines on offer.
A cosy first floor location filled with candlelit alcoves and quiet corners, The Nightingale Room is another of our top choice romantic restaurants in Brighton. There's a vintage feel to this Surrey Street haunt; it's been here since the 1840s and stands as a tribute to the opulent gin palaces of the roaring twenties. Come today for brasserie-styled dining, a stellar G&T and an entertainment schedule of cabaret, comedy and jazz.
Appearing as the Redroaster Cafe by day, from 7pm Pike & Pine emerges from the coffee grounds to serve up beautiful modern British cuisine. The botanical decor adds an element of magic to any evening, while its beachfront location secures its standing as one of Brighton's best date spots.
Sitting on the first floor of Pressleys jewellery store, this delightful restaurant tucked away in The Lanes is an intimate little spot for a romantic dinner. Specialising in small plates, it's perfect for sharing a meal with that special someone.
Situated on the idyllic cobbled streets of The Lanes, Bohemia offers a comfortable yet classy ambience for a romantic experience in Brighton. Sink into leather armchairs and enjoy a traditional afternoon cream tea experience overlooking the Lanes or sit out front; the venue provides heaters and blankets to get cosy in the wintry months. The dinner menu is delicious, there's cocktails for after and live jazz music if you're visiting on Thursday night.
A quaint little gastro-pub, The Ginger Dog serves up a delicious fare for you and your love to munch on. Cuddle up around on of the little tables, snuggle near the open fire and get ready to feel a whole lot of love - even if it is just for the food.
Stop off next door to the Hotel Du Vin to find a welcoming pub with all the traditional trimmings. Pub Du Vin partners local favourite ales with hearty comfort food; we're talking suppers of beer-battered fish & chips, signature pies and melt-in-the-mouth scotch eggs. Bring your beau for brunch at the weekends, where the venue lays on a spread of seafood, charcuterie boards and roast meats in a relaxed setting.
If privacy is what you're seeking, it's got to be The Set. This is a familiar and inviting space for a romantic night out in Brighton; where 20 diners settle down to enjoy a menu of seasonal cooking. Two can dine and enjoy an inventive spread featuring the likes of garlic mushrooms, radish & nectarine satay and pumpkin ice cream.
Grab a candlelit table by the window and indulge in an evening of contrasting flavours at this innovative restaurant. Senor Buddha started as an experiment and now it's one of Brighton's hottest date-night properties, serving everything from octopus to oxtail spring rolls in a serene, intimate atmosphere.
Cosy, intimate and charming, Plateau is your cute-as-a-button date night venue in Brighton. The focus falls on high-quality, locally sourced wines and it's an excellent place to sample something new. The menu is made for sharing too, and there's a soothingly eclectic playlist of jazz, hip-hop and electronica music to set a romantic tone.